Opinion

May. 29, 2014 @ 03:53 PM

Letter: Relief group seeking space

On behalf of the Appalachian Relief Fund, I am asking for your help.


May. 29, 2014 @ 03:48 PM

Editorial: Setting limits for teen drivers

Parents of teenage drivers are often torn between granting their children a slice of freedom and protecting their safety.


May. 27, 2014 @ 04:44 PM

Editorial: Biggest challenge of Tennessee Supreme Court justices in nearly two decades underway

An interesting, and possibly disturbing, battle over the Tennessee Supreme Court is in full swing.


May. 27, 2014 @ 04:42 PM

Ask the Doc: What causes Alzheimer's?

Doc: I fear losing my memory more than anything else. What can I do to not get Alzheimer’s?



May. 24, 2014 @ 01:48 PM

Jason Davis: Love of reading among the greatest gifts parents can give

As the summer reading program announcements from around the county come into The Mountain Press, I can’t help but get excited for our local children.


May. 24, 2014 @ 01:46 PM

Remember the dead, console those left behind

Imagine taking a call or receiving a letter telling you that your child, in the prime of their life, had died on foreign soil serving the country they loved.


May. 23, 2014 @ 06:43 PM

Editorial: Three cheers

The city of Sevierville's new mobile app "My Sevierville" is an intriguing idea, that, if executed correctly, could help streamline citizen/government interaction.


May. 22, 2014 @ 10:57 AM

Letter: Sevier County High School shares graduation standards

Graduation is an activity of Sevier County High School. All rules and school-board policies will be enforced.


May. 22, 2014 @ 10:55 AM

Editorial: Group regularly discovers new species in national park

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park, is, without question, the greatest natural resource of Sevier County.


May. 21, 2014 @ 03:45 PM

Letter: There’s no need for new grocery store

After reading in several issues of The Mountain Press about the yet unidentified supermarket chain planning on building in Pigeon Forge in the Wears Valley area, with a must-include millions of dollars in incentives, I disapprove!


May. 20, 2014 @ 08:40 PM

Michael Collins: Deciphering motorcycle code, avoiding road rash

It is motorcycle season, friends. Look twice before pulling out. I always do.


May. 20, 2014 @ 08:39 PM

Letter: Salute the workers during EMS week

The week of May 18-24 is National EMS week. Sevier County is very fortunate to have so many dedicated EMS professionals that work each day to provide quality pre-hospital emergency medical care to the sick and injured.



May. 20, 2014 @ 05:36 PM

Editorial: Be safe this summer

As the days of carefree summer recreation near for school-aged kids across Sevier County, we’re reminded of the importance of safety — especially when it comes to the lakes, rivers and trails in our area.


May. 18, 2014 @ 03:01 PM

Jason Davis: Can parents be too hands on?

Because I was raised about five miles off the main road in the rural community of Pinecrest, Tenn., I tend to get my dander up when I see my home county mentioned negatively on the Knoxville news — it’s only natural.


May. 18, 2014 @ 02:59 PM

Why do incentives apply to only some?

Last Monday the city of Pigeon Forge approved resolutions allowing for $3 million in incentives to bring a national chain supermarket to the city.


May. 16, 2014 @ 08:16 PM

Letter: PTO shows appreciation for Catons’ teachers

We would like to take this opportunity to thank the following local area business for supporting the Catons Chapel Community Club (PTO) in our effort to show our teachers how much they mean to our community.


May. 16, 2014 @ 06:15 PM

Letter: Letter Carriers Drive collects 17,000 pounds

Despite a rainy Saturday morning, Sevier Countians did an admirable job of supporting Sevier County Food Ministries for the 20th consecutive year through last Saturday’s Letter Carriers Food Drive.


May. 16, 2014 @ 04:32 PM

Editorial: Three cheers

It's regularly heard that the younger generation does not learn enough history. Three local students are proving that they are learning plenty.


May. 15, 2014 @ 08:50 PM

Letter: Golf tournament raised over $15K for Special Olympics

On behalf of the athletes of Area 10 Special Olympics and the golfers of the Sevier County Gifted Olympians Lifelong Friends League, I would like to thank you for your participation in our charity golf tournament.


May. 15, 2014 @ 07:08 PM

Editorial: With current tour and album, Dolly Parton’s everywhere

One minute she’s on “The Tonight Show,” cutting up with Jimmy Fallon, the next she’s on the “Today” show dishing with Savannah Guthrie.


May. 15, 2014 @ 06:48 PM

Editorial: Farewell, Jimmie – you'll be greatly missed

When James A. Temple is interred this morning, Sevier County will be burying one of its longest-serving, and perhaps best-loved, public servants.


May. 13, 2014 @ 11:01 PM

Ask the Doc: What about online medical records?

Question: So how private are my medical records on computers?


May. 12, 2014 @ 11:53 PM

Editorial: Campfield seems to seek the limelight of controversy

A lot of talk has been made recently about the "thought police" — media, pundits and politicians that quickly condemn, shame and seek the banishment of anyone with a different view on a controversial matter.